tv Today in the Bay NBC July 23, 2013 4:30am-5:01am PDT
i heard the car coming, and it was coming fast. >> the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who put two south bay cyclists in the hospital, one with a fractured skull. plus, taking action. the new step students and their parents are considering this morning after they were told their ap test scores would not count. a close encounter. divers nearly swallowed by a pair of whales off the coast of california. more of this amazing video coming up. >> that deserves a wow. right now we take a live look outside. that is your sparkling bay bridge to get things going. a beautiful look over san francisco on this tuesday, july 23rd. this is "today in the bay."
it is almost 4:31. good morning to everybody. good to see you. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we have breaking news right now in the south bay. police have been called to a home in south san jose where a 7-month-old baby has been found dead. it's happening at makati circle near blossom hill and monterey highway. "today in the bay's" bob redell just arrived on scene. what's going on? >> reporter: officers have been here for a few hours. san jose's homicide unit is investigating this death of this child because that's standard when it's not clear how the child died. we're talking about a 7-month-old baby boy. someone at this apartment complex on makati circle dialed 911 around 1:15 to call for help to let emergency know there was a 7-month-old baby boy who was unresponsive. it's not clear if it was one of the boy's parents who made that phone call. the boy unfortunately was already dead when police arrived. officers have made no arrests.
sjpd says it's too early to tell if something criminal happened, if the baby was murdered or died from natural causes like sudden infant death syndrome otherwise known as sids. you can see police are still here investigating the death of a 7-month-old baby boy found unresponsive early this morning. a 911 call was put in. homicide is investigating, but it should be noted that is standard when it's not clear how a child has died. reporting live in san jose, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> bob, thank you very much for that update. campbell police looking for a hit and run driver who plowed right into a group of cyclists at the san jose bike party about 12:30 saturday morning on campbell avenue near the campbell community center. we can tell you the driver did not stop. a 20-year-old woman was hurt badly. she's right now in the hospital with a fractured skull and hip, a broken leg to go with that. she's in bad shape. her friend was also hit by that
car. she says the driver in a dark-colored honda swerved into the bike lane and just kept driving. >> something like that doesn't need to happen. you're with a group of friends enjoying a bike ride and someone wants to be irresponsible and take off after you hit someone. it's not right. >> that group was riding in the monthly san jose bike party which draws hundreds of cyclists on the third friday of every month. campbell police right now asking any witnesses who happened to see this crash to please give them a call. a 16-year-old boy is accused of raping an intoxicated 40-year-old south bay woman in her home before stealing her stuff. police say it happened saturday night after the woman took a taxi home from a bar. the taxi driver reportedly asked another woman and her teenage son to help them get the intoxicated woman into her morgan hill house. later that night investigators say the teenager returned to the home and raped her. he's also accused of later
burglarizing her home with the help of his 15-year-old girlfriend and another friend. the man accused of kidnapping and killing sarah lamar will enter a plea. torres still has not answered to charges of murder and kidnapping. just last month his attorney asking the prosecution to overturn or actually turn overall evidence in this case. and prosecutors say they're working with the sheriff's department right now to do just that. that means garcia, tr resume finally enter a plea today. sierra lamar disappeared in march of last year. her body has yet to be found. a school district on the peninsula is considering legal action to have students' ap test scores reinstated. san mateo unified school board will meet at noon in a closed session to discuss legal options. last night hundreds of mills high school students and their parents met to discuss why hundreds of ap test scores were thrown out. educational testing services
says the school did not follow strict seating requirements. now students say they have to retake courses in college that they could have bypassed with ap tests. >> i already know this material and i have to redo it. i could be advancing forward going to other classes, graduating earlier. in this economy that's what everyone wants to do. >> we're counting on that extra money just to not only see that she graduates in four years and not longer, but just to save some financial -- some money. >> ets says the decision maintains the credibility of the test. state senator ye is promising to ask questions and to pressure ets to release the scores. of course there's more good vibrations as the world continues to celebrate this morning the birth of the heir to the british throne. in canada, how about this? niagara falls lit up overnight in the appropriate blue of course marking the arrival of the brand new prince. meantime in london -- that's actually cool to see -- danielle
lee is outside buckingham palace updating us on what's in store for the royal family today. >> reporter: well wishers crammed around the gates as buckingham palace into the morning, many raising their glasses to the new prince. >> just in time to burst my bubble. >> reporter: even a sudden downpour didn't scare the crowds away. >> i could not be more excited if i tried. >> reporter: for hours a golden eagle held the image everyone was coming to see, an official bulletin delivered from st. mary's hospital announce that the prince had been born at eight pounds six ounces. there was even a town cryer. >> here ye here ye, here ye, the prince today. god save the queen. >> reporter: kate and william could leave the hospital with their new baby at some point today. in a statement the couple said they couldn't be happier. their young prince is now third in line to the throne.
this afternoon ar tilly companies will fire gun absolute from the tower of london and green park to officially announce the prince's arrival. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >> i have a feeling that party is going to be going on for a long time. >> quite some time. >> i only wish that people could hear your british accent that you do behind the scenes. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> a little sharon osborne-ish. >> good morning to christine. >> welcome back, jon, so glad you're back. good morning to you. want to start with this live picture. look at all this rainfall coming down across the bay area. it's one of those mornings you don't want to dillydally. make sure to give yourself plenty of time. embedded in those showers we have some pretty strong thunderstorms firing off this morning. we'll show you where all this is headed, how long it will last in your full forecast that's coming up. first let's check your drive. has it rained for a while? that means it's going to be extra slick. >> i came down this stretch of 880 through fremont and noticed
there were sprinklers kicking off. that was enough to cause a smear across my windshield. make sure you have water in the reserves to clear those off and watch for the slippery roadways as the oil rises to the top. looking at a smooth drive from the south bay. some construction spots, mostly smaller issues. you have one lane closed. we have this issue where bob redell is reporting live in shea and investigating the death of the 7-month-old. blossom hill near makati. that's where he continues his investigation. we have no problems as far as traffic flow goes. travel speeds in the east bay, basically at the limit. 580, you better watch it coming through oakland. there are still officers out there. 73 is a little above the 65 speed limit. san mateo, looking across the san mateo bridge, a live look showing westbound, an easy drive. you can see the twinkling lights of the high-rise. we're watching again that mist and drizzle will cause slicker
roadways. be careful this morning. >> b.a.r.t. is showing off its fleet of the future this week. from today through friday, b.a.r.t. will host public tours of its new cars at oakland's macarthur station. this is the transit agency's first overhaul in 40 years. the new trains will have extra doors and wider aisles, more than 400 of the new cars expected to arrive in the summer of 2015. >> sounds beautiful. >> got to wait a couple. >> but it's going to be worth the wait. look at that. >> the ultimate goal -- look how clean they are -- is to buy 1,000 new cars. once again, look how clean they are. >> i bet they have the new b.a.r.t. smell, too. >> meanwhile b.a.r.t. still negotiating with labor unions, possible second strike less than two weeks aguirre away. a deal does not appear to be imminent. after that b.a.r.t.'s largest union announced weight it calls an investigation into b.a.r.t.'s chief negotiator. the union says thomas hawk is a union buster who has not shown
up for a number of days in negotiations. b.a.r.t. released a statement saying face-to-face meetings are not uncommon when mediators are now involved. the america's cup continues with two more boats slated to race. emirates team new zealand will go head-to-head with the luna rossa sometime later today. it will air on cozy tv starting at noon. we'll have a complete wrap-up during our 5:00 and 6:00 newsca newscast. team artimas will be soon set to race. the crew will be putting its 72-foot yacht out on the bay, they did that yesterday morning, two months after the capsize that killed sailor andrew simpson. they plan to train this week but won't be competing until august 6th. it is 4:40. the major fast food chain doing away with its kids menu. plus the special hearing this morning aimed at making school buses safer for those kids. new details just released after a hard landing at one of
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morning. you might smell a little rain on the pavement as well, depending on where you're waking up. we'll check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren coming up. 4:43 right now. amazing video of a southwest flight touching down, the front landing gear collapsing on impact yesterday afternoon. eight people went to the hospital with minor bumps and bruises. some had anxiety attacks. the flight originated in nashville. in the mean time crews have just dleerd the plane from the runway. about 15 minutes ago, laguardia reopened the runway to flights. a new shakeup at yahoo! on its board of directors. three of the key people that helped appoint marissa meyer as the sunnyvale company's chief executive have decided to resign. danielle lobe resigned yesterday as well as hairy wilson and michael wolf. all three will step down at the end of the month leaving yahoo! with just seven board members. lobe's firm, third point will sell 40 million shares to
yahoo!. yahoo!'s stock fell yesterday after the news was released. netflix will be opening lower this morning despite a strong earnings report. shares dropped in after-hours trading even after netflix announced it added 600,000 new subscribers in the past three months. investors apparently want to see more. despite poor showings by bay area tech companies, the markets -- we'll get to that a little later. let's bring in some weather right now. a little rain we talked about coming in. >> i love the smell of it. >> cleans the car. you like the smell of the rain? >> sure. >> i like the pitter patter of the rain myself, if i can jump in. >> the whole package. >> you can jump in puddles today, we're getting that much rainfall. i want to start with temperatures. it's so mild out there. at 66 degrees. good morning to you livermore. 62 to start the day down in gilroy. we are headed towards kind of an interesting day. look at this. not expecting to wake up with this kind of shower activity on
a late july morning. that is, in fact, the case. we'll be dealing with this for the heart of your morning drive. you really want to make sure you give yourself extra time this morning, widespread showers coming down. imbedded the rainfall we have some thunderstorms. we've seen that this morning. the daytime heating coming, that chance gets better. i'll tell you where we could see 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts, pea-sized hail. 85 in concord. you can see the mountain thunder brought up with high pressure. that brings the monsoonal moisture we don't typically get in the bay area. we're not going to be dealing with it. the humidity will start to decrease. temperatures are going to level off, but it will feel more comfortable as i get there friday and saturday. we'll talk thunderstorms all morning long. right now back to you. jop, welcome back. >> back to some business news. despite poor showings by bay
area tech companies, the markets finished on a positive note yesterday. things looking good all year long for the most part. for a look at how the futures are training, we turn things over to mary thompson live at cnbc world headquarters. mary, happy tuesday morning. >> happy tuesday to you. futures are looking higher after stocks posted small gains on monday, this despite a report showing a drop in existing home sales last month. the s&p 500 notching its 22nd record close this year. there's no exec data but we'll be getting a lot of earnings. ups, apple and at&t are on top. yesterday the dow finished two points at 15,546 and the nasdaq added 12 to finish at an even 3,600. taco bell is getting rid of its kids meals which it says really weren't selling anyways. the fast food chain says kids meals will be entirely gong from its u.s. menu, like the soft taco and bean burrito will move
to the regular menu. back to you. >> mary, thank you very much. in a few hours from right now, federal investigators holding a special meeting taking a look at possible new safety rule changes for school buses. the national transportation safety board all set to meet at 6:30 to consider a report on the probable cause for an accident in new jersey last year. this one was a crash killing an 11-year-old girl and seriously injuring five other students including that girl's two sisters. the board will be also looking at findings from a crash down in florida that killed one student while leaving four others seriously injured. possible recommendations could include mandatory seatbelts in all school buses. the house committee holding a hearing today on immigration reform after republicans rejected a senate bill on that issue. the house judiciary committee expected to endorse a path to citizenship for at least some immigrants right here in the united states, specifically immigrants brought here as children. democrats are still pushing for
a comprehensive solution dealing with all 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the u.s. earlier this month the senate passed a comprehensive reform bill, but it ended up failing in the house. 4:49. two humpback whales almost had a diver for lunch off the central coast. it was all caught on camera. >> this is wild to see. the video incredible. the whales are actually chasing a school of fish. you got to get lunch. there you see it. they come it up to the diver there, right next to him. the diver says they were so close he could actually almost touch them. probably could smell what they were eating for breakfast. they were able to swim back to the boat safely. afterwards they actually had a chance, happy to report they were able to talk about their experience. you can hear more on that coming up at 5:00. talk about staring right in the jaws of danger. >> there are things out there in the water. from whales to sharks. we'll tell you which members of
team teal may find themselves playing in the winter olympics. plus the giants playing at at&t park as the away team? that's the home park. we'll tell you why that will be the case tonight. looking over here to the golden gate bridge, traveling in toward the away team or home team, whatever we're saying. this is the golden gate bridge, mist and drizzle. slick roadways. we're watching that and i have a look at a crash in the north bay coming up.
welcome back on tuesday morning. jumping live across the pochbd with a lot of media and fans outside the hospital where kate has had that baby boy, the bouncing baby boy. all the speculation, when we'll see the new baby boy -- >> big baby boy. >> eight pounds, six ounces. >> in my book that's big. >> we'll wonder what kind of name he'll have to go with that bouncing baby boy. let's turn to baseball. the giants and reds taking the field at at&t park for a doubleheader. there's a little twist in this one. >> between games, the two teams will head into the locker room, change their uniforms. at 4:05 the giants will wear their home uniform like normal. 25 minutes after the first game ends, they'll come out in their away uniform. that's because the game is a makeup for july 4th game that was rained out in cincinnati. >> that makes sense.
>> the reds will be the home team which means they'll bat last. have to make it official, change the outfit. >> maybe we should have a costume change 5:00 a.m., a little something different. >> not sure i'll fit in yours. before the doubleheader, a member of giants staff will be honored. mark gardner, the giants bullpen coach will be named a donate life champion by the transplant donor network. the group says gardner committed himself to this cause for many years. this should make a lot of people happy. new details on the possible return of former giants closer brian wilson. >> the beard. >> the giants are actually giving him a serious look. wilson threw on the mound at university of san francisco yesterday with giants pitching coach dave righetti in the batter's box. he could be throwing for other teams as early as friday. >> that shot looks like an undercover shot we're revealing. >> it is. we investigate. >> yes, we do investigate. to the ice where six members
of the sharks are getting invitations to try out to represent their countries at this year's winter olympics in sochi. logan couture, mark eduardo vlasic, joe thornton and dan boyle will all be trying out. team usa inviting joe pavelski on the ice and antti niemi was irn vited to try out for team finland. the nhl recently released next year's schedule. the sharks will be on the road a lot. san francisco traveling almost 58,000 miles next season, more than any other team. we did a little math for you. that's more than twice around the world with a few thousand spare miles. >> that's going to be some tired legs. >> it's also 16,000 more than the average league. our boy also be on the road. >> yes, this year get the stanley cup back here, guys. 4:55. let's dhek with mike to see what's happening on the roads.
>> a little rain. be careful. we haven't had rain for a while. as we have been telling you, that makes the oil rise up extra slick with the light rain. watching oakland right now. no problems reported as far as on or off ramps. you have overnight road work for 880 around 23rd. both directions will see some of that. only one or two lanes at most. that's going on until about 5:30. we'll look at another live look. this is from the bay bridge emeryville camera, looking across the bay. you can see the clouds hovering right around san francisco. mist and drizzle coming across golden gate bridge. other patches that got that through fremont into san jose. north of there looking at the carquinez and venetia bridges. those move smoothly from the north bay. in the north bay we have a big rig crash going on blocking lanes at 29 and 37. that's sonoma highway and highway 37. if you're heading overthrow vallejo through novato, that will be traffic control there. sounds like it will be clearing about 5:30 or 6:00.
we'll watch for that. no major slowing because it's relatively light traffic right now. we'll continue to track that. coming out of the tri-valley we have a little slowing, 205 and 580 off the altamont pass. there's your average speed, about 60 miles per hour, drive time about 20 minutes. there's a screen shot from our caltrans camera. light traffic in both directions on 580. back to you guys. >> pretty fancy. >> mike getting it done here on a tuesday. the treats keep coming here. 4:57. the new efforts this morning to alleviate traffic throughout the east bay. plus, a shucking arrest of a man who has entertained crowds in san francisco for decades. the familiar face now serving time for the murder of his wife.
public's help finding a hit-and-run driver that left a woman in the hospital. i'm christie smith. coming up, i'll tell you what this driver did to avoid being caught at the scene. we're tracking widespread rainfall. take a look at this strong thunderstorm. it just developed in the altamont pass area. i'll show you where it's headed and who will see more of this activity as we head into the morning. that includes your morning drive. >> it might be a slick one, we'll track that as welcoming up. from the golden gate bridge to the bay bridge toll plaza right now, early start there, not a lot of flow. mike will keep you posted on that one on this tuesday, july 23rd. this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura